LIGHT IT UP

February 02, 2021

LIGHT IT UP

Lighting is often something that we overlook while we focus on the bigger furniture and décor items, but it is something that is equally as important to complete a space. When choosing the lighting for your space, it should add to the design of the room and work cohesively with the colour palette and textures that you have selected for the theme and style of the space.

 Here is our 4-step guide to choosing the right lighting for your space. 

STEP 1: KNOW THE BASICS

 
The lighting in your room should have a positive impact on the way you physically feel in that particular space when paired with good design. The natural light in your space and the artificial lighting you choose should balance each other out, and help to aid the specific tasks or activities of each room – think about a bright white for your kitchen versus a warm ambient glow for your living room or bedroom. More is not always better, and in the case of lighting, you should always choose quality over quantity.
 

STEP 2: LAYER YOUR LIGHTS

 
When choosing the lighting for any room, you are not restricted to just one light, you can use a variety of lights – especially in larger rooms. Gone are the days when you have to rely on just your old ceiling lights. By using a variety of general and accents lights you allow yourself the freedom to accessorise with different types of lighting – from floor lamps, table lamps, pendants and downlighting.
 

STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR STYLE

There is a huge array of lighting styles to choose from and so it can be quite overwhelming when you start looking at them all. The best place to start is by selecting which style and aesthetic you like best and want to achieve – this is help to drastically reduce the number of lights you are choosing from. You don’t have to stick to just one style, if your room is a combination of styles you can mix and match your lights to find the perfect combination.
 

STEP 4: MIX & MATCH

Once you have narrowed down your choices based on your chosen style and room needs, you can arrange your entire lighting collection. It is important to think of how the different lights will work together, how their different materials, colours and finishes complement each other and if they create the look and feel that you want for that particular room.
So, in a nutshell, keep in mind where you want the lights to go, what the main focus of the room is and how you want to feel when you are in that room. Your lighting options should enhance the design elements and styling of your space.

 





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